Monthly Archives: January 2014

At the School – One Cool Winter Morning

Since school began after New Years, I have been volunteering one morning a week at the school on the Sakhlin Energy compound. I go into three different classes and listen to the students read. My first class is the four-five … Continue reading

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Feed The Birds

Tuppence a bag……. I was waiting at the bus stop in -18C weather when this older lady came with z bag full of bread scraps and began throwing them out to the many pigeons that are always clustered there in … Continue reading

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Caught in a Moment of Preparation

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This week – I’m preparing for my vocal exam next Wednesday. Asking questions of myself; how can I better this? Am I using my time effectively? I recently found myself at an enriching crossroads, where I…

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The Wonders of Technology

On Saturday I was out shopping. Mostly necessary things, but time to look for treats as well. David had told me about the new case/keyboard combo that is out for tablets and iPads. We looked in City Mall, but they … Continue reading

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An Unusual Sunday Morning

Today, January 19, is the Feast of the Epiphany according to the old Julian calendar, which the Orthodox Church in Russia follows.  It is also the day of celebrating the baptism of Jesus – and for that reason, the date … Continue reading

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Sunset

An amazing day with the kind of skies I grew up with in Saskatchewan. As we walked Snoopy this evening (5 pm) the sun was just setting.  Where it set was a brilliant red-pink, but the sky above it was … Continue reading

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Sunrise

I was in Gagarin Park at 9 am this morning. It was clear and bitterly cold. The sunrise was close, and the clouds over the mountains were exquisite.

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